Hygge has become a popular trend in recent times, filling up plenty of space in online and hardcopy style magazines and newspapers. If you want to create a space that is warm and welcoming, you can do worse than adopt a few of its core concepts.
Hygge a big part of the culture in Denmark but the word is actually a little difficult to translate into English. When it comes to your home, it’s all about atmosphere, the experience you create when the cold nights draw in and the wind is howling outside. Imagine sitting by a warm fire with candlelight all around and you won’t be far off the mark.
If you’re looking to sell you property, this notion of ‘cosiness’ could well make your home much more attractive to potential buyers once they step through the door.
Let’s face it, candles are great during the evening and can add plenty of atmosphere to any home. Getting the balance here is going to be the issue – too many on show and your home can look like a church at Christmas, too few and you’re not going to make much impact. Scented candles can also add to the ambience when people walk through the front door.
There’s nothing better than sitting in a warm home and watching the world outside. If you have a nice bay window and garden, turning it into a seating area with plenty of nice cushions is a fantastic way to bring a bit of natural hygge to a room.
Introducing a few plants here and there also adds atmosphere and warmth to your home. Not only that, pieces of furniture that are made of wood can create a more welcoming and natural environment. Combine this with low level lighting and you have the perfect hygge space. In short, you should avoid harsh, bright lights and embrace the shadows a little bit more.
Use All the Senses
It’s not just about what you see – hygge should be about all the senses, particularly smell. We’ve all heard the sales advice that you should put on a pot of coffee when customers come to visit. Hygge means the same and you should experiment ways to make smells sell your property. There’s nothing better than the scent of fresh bread or flowers. Cinnamon is another comforting favourite.
Hygge for Winter
Selling your home during the winter months is the perfect opportunity to try out some clever hygge concepts. If your viewers are coming in from the cold, making your property as welcoming as possible could well help you get a quick sale.
There are plenty of simple ways that you can do this. Make sure the heating is on and all the rooms are nice and warm, of course. You could play some relaxing music in the background and pay special attention to the lighting, turning it down a little and adding some nice candles.
It’s all about making your home seem comfortable and a place where your viewers feel relaxed and engaged with. You don’t have to spend a lot a money on transforming your space, all you really need to do is think about ways that you can create a warm and welcoming environment that is going to leave just the right impression. The sort of place they’ll always glad to return home to.